|Fern, one of our original Does|
|Penny such a cute doe|
|Daphne tucks into some greens|
Some facts about Rabbits
- Cholesterol level in rabbit meat is much lower than chicken, turkey, beef, pork. (Alabama A & M University 1989)
- Rabbit is lower in percentage of fat than chicken, turkey, beef, and pork. (U S D A circular # 549)
- Rabbit has 795 calories per pound. Chicken 810, Veal 840, Turkey 1190, Lamb 1420, Beef 1440, Pork 2050. ( U S D A circular # 549 )
- A doe rabbit that weighs 10 pounds can produce 320 pounds of meat in a year. This is more than a cow and it takes 2 acres of land to raise a cow.
- Rabbits will produce 6 pounds of meat on the same feed and water as a cow will produce 1 pound of meat on the same feed and water.
- Baby rabbits feed off mothers milk so rich that they can double their weight in 6 short days as compared to a pig at 14 days, calves 47 days, and humans 160 days.
- Rabbits lend themselves to both small and large scale production.
- Rabbit meat is all white meat.